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Re: Continuous updating in Manipulate

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  • Subject: [mg100879] Re: Continuous updating in Manipulate
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 04:36:37 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h19i1q$ov9$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi Mark,

Dynamic has an Option: UpdateInterval. Here is an example:

Dynamic[DateString[], UpdateInterval -> 1]

Daniel





Coleman, Mark wrote:

> Greetings,

> 

> I'm wondering if it is possible to create a Manipulate that continuously

> updates itself? More precisely, I'm working on a Manipulate that imports

> and displays a severe storm weather map from NOAA

> (http://www.weather.gov/) and then does some other calculations with the

> background data. Putting aside the calculations for a moment, one method

> for interacting with this data is to create a button that updates the

> map when clicked. Another way would be to have the map update itself

> regularly, say every x minutes, without any intervention from the user.

> In this way the user is always seeing the most current map without the

> need to click the button (note: The NOAA map updates on their web site

> every 5 minutes, so this is not real time updating).

> 

> How might this be done in MathematicaMathematicaMathematicaMathematicaMathematicaMathematicaMathematicaMathematica? Is there some sort of timed EventHandler

> that could be used?

> 

> Thanks,

> 

> Mark

> 

> 




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